On Fri, 07 May 2010 20:35:30 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
You said that virtually NO desktops built in the last 15 years had a
hard power switch. I pointed out that mine, and many others DO have a
hard power switch. Now you are saying they do. I guess you must have
forgotten or something, as you are now disagreeing with your previous
Bottom line - MANY ATX pc's built in the last 15 years HAVE a hard
power switch. Clare just has trouble finding it. He's a computer tech,
No, it's a real power switch. When you turn it on the *front end* of
the power supply is powered up. It has to be on for the little on/off
button on the front to work. Same in reverse. Turn the pc off with a
little button in the front, or using windows "turn off" method and the
front end of the power supply stays turned on as long as the power
switch is on. (and if it's plugged in and you have power........)
On Sat, 08 May 2010 14:25:34 -0500, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
The REAL power switch can start a normally configured machine. To
start an ATX computer without the soft power switch you need to enable
the"restart on power failure" OPTION in the bios - which is NOT part
od the ATX standard, but an OPTION, which not all computers have or
Chuckle. I had to figure out how to DISable that on several of my
machines. Elsewise, if the power blipped in the middle of the night or
when I was out of the house, I'd walk in the back room and find all of
them running, when I knew I had told them to shut down. Very
disconcerting until I figured it out. The power has momentary dropouts a
lot around here in thunderstorm season- I've REALLY got to figure out
how to get those UPS boxes apart so I can go buy new batteries for them.
Would it boot up if turned off, or when it was in sleep mode? Must be
in sleep mode or you would need another computer inside your computer to
wake it up with!
I leave mine on sleep most of the time, power consumption is darn near
zero. I disable the "Wake up on...
ring, PME, KBC, Mouse, or alarm. Only wakeup is "any key". I love
disabling the wakeup on mouse so every time I bump the desk too hard the
mouse doesn't accidentally wake it up. I just hit any key to wake it
up. (although it took me weeks to find the "any key".)
On Sat, 08 May 2010 14:25:34 -0500, email@example.com
It switches power? you use it to turn someting on and off? In the
case of an ATX computer, it is an solid state switch within the power
supply, controlled by the motherboard with a momentary switch on
thecase for the user interface. Cutoff switches which may or may
not exist are frankly irrelevent.
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